Healthy Soils Program (HSP)
The HSP Incentives Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health. GHGs benefits are estimated using quantification methodology and tools developed by California Air Resources Board (CARB), USDA-NRCS and CDFA and soil health improvement will be assessed by measuring soil organic matter content.
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Projects located in "Severely Disadvantaged Communities" or SDACs will receive priority funding. To determine if you are in one of these areas, click here.
Link to Request for Grant Application: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/docs/2018-HSPIncentives_RGA.pdf
Link to HSP Incentives Awardees: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/docs/2018-HSPIncentives-SelectedProjects.pdf
The HSP Demonstration Projects aim to improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) funding on-farm demonstration projects that collect data and/or showcase conservation management practices that mitigate GHG emissions and increase soil health, and creating a platform promoting widespread adoption of conservation management practices throughout the state.
Type A projects will demonstrate implementation of conservation management practices, measure field GHGs emissions, and conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers;
Type B projects will demonstrate implementation of HSP conservation management practices and/or conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.
Link to Request for Grant Application: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/docs/2018-HSPDemo_RGA.pdf
Link to HSP Demo Awardees: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/docs/2018-HSPDemo-SelectedProjects.pdf